Saturday, 4 February 2012

Pool postcard: City Park, Belfast, Maine

The site Friends of Belfast Parks tells us:

BELFAST CITY PARK was founded in 1904 by a group of local women activists, called the Belfast Improvement Society.
The gentle slope and extensive beach area are attractive features of this park alongside Penobscot Bay. Basketball courts, tennis courts, a Little League baseball field, horseshoe pits, a playgound, and a swimming pool bring thousands of people to this 15-acre gem of a park each year.

July 16, 2008 City Park swimming pool
 In searching for a modern picture of the pool, I found this blog,  by Astrig and Steve. Astrig writes:

"...we head over to the Belfast City Park which is also along the waterfront. Here the city maintains a public swimming pool which is very clean and at a comfortable temperature while not being overly chlorinated. People who use YMCA pools will know the chlorine burn of which I speak. It’s a joy to swim outdoors and I spend some time here swimming laps."

I collect vintage postcards of swimming pools. I plan to post one a day as far as possible. If you know any of these places, especially the fate of the pool, I'd love to hear from you!

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